New local artist Joshua Bation‘s got a voice on him, this one. And it’s featured beautifully in his recent song, “I’m Leaving.” Though the song serves as one of his first releases, this masterfully produced track doesn’t show it one bit. Continue reading →
Ellen Siberian Tiger impressed us with her recent EP, Red-Blooded Woman, in which singer Ellen Tiberio-Schultz takes a more stripped-down, vulnerable and introspective approach. The three bluesy-folk tracks showcase Tiberio-Schultz skills in crafting acoustic, confessional songs along with noisey wonder punk. Don’t miss seeing Ellen Siberian Tiger tonight at Kung Fu Necktie, along with a lineup of Ian Fitzgerald, Driftwood Soldier, and Cult Class. More info can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to the beautiful tune, “Grinding My Teeth,” below. Continue reading →
A prominent artist in NYC’s Latin Music scene, Gregorio Uribe is the leader of the 16-piece ensemble, the Gregorio Uribe Big Band. Mixing body-moving Colombian rhythms with funky jazz elements, Uribe’s live performances are electric and lively. Don’t miss Uribe as he brings this infectious energy to World Cafe Live tonight for a celebration of Colombian-infused jams. Ticket info is available at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch his personal invitation/teaser performance for the show below. Continue reading →
Just last week when the weather was sunny and breezy and beautiful, it was tempting to believe that spring, or even summer, was here to stay. But it seems that Mother Nature has bamboozled us all. Though this drastic shift to cold weather and snow can be downright depressing, at least we have sunny tunes to distract our minds with relaxing waves and warm breezes.
Enter Philly indie-pop four piece, Pilkington‘s song, “Soft Flesh.” Blending video game sound bites with breezy guitar riffs, Pilkington’s catchy pop jam removes listeners from the cold and transports them to the beach for a carefree party in the sun. Continue reading →
We’ve been smitten with Jesse Hale Moore for quite some time around here. But recently, we’ve fallen completely head over heels for Moore’s passionate, smooth-as-butter R&B ballads.
After premiering his single, “Leave You Lonely” we heard him on NPR’s World Cafe: Next podcast a few weeks back. And now, he’s released a video for “Leave You Lonely,” which provides a perfectly matched visual to the song’s emotional, sultry vibes. If you haven’t already fallen for those falsettos, this video will do the trick. Continue reading →
New York progressive collective Sunwatchers head to PhilaMOCA for the night with opening sets by Skull Practitioners and Writhing Squares. These free jazz and krautrock inspired musicians define their own genre through jams of epic proportions, making anyone squeezed into Philly’s favorite arthouse freaking lucky. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Also, check out the band’s Studio Sessions when they stopped by last May. Continue reading →
Vessna Scheff grace the stage tonight at Bourbon and Branch, and you can expect clear, sultry vocals atop ukulele strumming and saucy trumpet backings (courtesy of Koofreh Umoren.) Yes, this eclectic combination is a real thing, and it’s refreshingly amazing. See for yourself by watching Vessna Scheff perform “Nodding (Always On My Mind)” live below, and then head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for more info on the show. Continue reading →
Dark electronic three-piece Blood Sound will be opening at Johnny Brenda’s with Black Marble and YOU. Their recent effort True Romance Magazines finds Tim Burton’s version of TRON with dreamy vocals dancing over an atmospheric keyboard, creating an enjoyable ’80s callout sound. The gig is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found here. Continue reading →
Relaxed rock and roll kids Tangiers are heading to 2nd Street tonight for a headlining gig at Bourbon and Branch. Slyly combining a bit of dad rock with some bluesy hard rock elements, they make a fun sound perfect for drinking a cold one. The gig is 21+, and tickets/more information can be found here. Continue reading →
Local two-piece Honeytiger just dropped a wistful ballad called “Hearts.” In it, reverberant vocals mix with the gentle yet enduring notes of an acoustic guitar. Last January, they released their impressive debut Half Clean that mostly inhabited the realms of riff-rock with occasional pit stops in the land of pop. “Hearts” favors a trippy singer-songwriter dynamic that allows listeners a peek at another facet of the duo’s musical capabilities and willingness to explore new genres. Continue reading →